How to progress through Greek course for English speakers
Hello everybody, I am a English speaker and have just started learning Greek on Duolingo which I am enjoying very much. I was wondering does anybody have any tips on how to progress through the course. I am at the moment on a 15 day streak and have completed ABC & Basics 1 but I feel I need to keep going over these same lessons until they sink in before I go further into the course. Is this a good way to proceed? many thanks in advance.
Hi and welcome to the course. Yes, I agree that review is the key to learning. Don't hesitate to do a few other Skills before reviewing it keeps you motivated and allows things to set in. We have also prepared a few (well a lot of links) for you.
See here although you have already progressed past the beginner's stage there are many helpful hints.
And most of all know that there is an experienced and willing Greek team and other members of the community ready to answer any questions you have.
The link seems to be broken, could you repost it please. Many thanks for the advice!
I will speak from my experience as a Greek learning Russian, which is an equally challenging language as Greek. I've tried your model and I think I got left behind. Repetition of the lessons is of course key, but now apart from the strenghtening exercises I try to move forward forward as well each day. At least one lesson forward, usually more (depending on the difficulty) even if I can't remember all the new words, it doesn't matter, I'll go over them in time again and again with the strenghtening exercises. I've tried using the duolingo tinycards to help me memorise vocabulary but I found it doesn't work as I can only remember the words in their natural environment, that is the sentence! What does help me immensely is listening to russian songs and reading their lyrics! I never forget words or grammatical structures that are in my favourite songs! The reason why I started out to learn Russian was because I'm a big fan of a russian singer so I was already into listening his songs but I could not imagine that the very purpose was going to be the means as well! So I suggest you go ahead, listen to some greek songs, you'll have fun and learn at the same time ;-)